Fire Safety Training

Fire Marshal Training (face to face)

Our fire marshal training (aka fire warden) course is ideal for anyone looking to undertake the role of fire marshal. The training follows the requirements of the Award in Fire Safety, so we’re able to offer this certification as an alternative should you require it.

The course includes planning the safe evacuation of the workplace and personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPS). The course give delegates a practical understanding of Fire Awareness, enabling them to identify and use the correct fire extinguishers and put fire prevention procedures into place. 

Course syllabus includes:

  • What is fire
  • The fire triangle
  • The most common causes of fire
  • Hazards during a fire
  • Hazards after a fire
  • How do fire and smoke spread
  • Backdraught
  • How do we control the risk of fire at work
  • Identifying an controlling fire hazards
  • Identifying an controlling fire risks
  • Defining “Means of escape”
  • Fire doors
  • Fire exits
  • Escape routes
  • Travel distances
  • Refuges
  • Signage
  • Phases & types of evacuation
  • Planning for an evacuation
  • Methods of detection and signalling
  • How fires are extinguished
  • Fire extinguishers & the Fire extinguishers
  • Common fixed fire fighting systems
  • Fire safety management at work – the legal duties
  • Fire safety inspections
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Zoning
  • GEEPs & PEEPs
  • Your role as a Fire marshal (Day to Day, Testing, During)

Certificate:

On Completion of the course you will receive a Training Academy UK Aproved Certificate

Ligature Training (4 Hours)

This highly practical ligature training course is aimed at those who need to undertake “ligature rescue”/ “anti-ligature” / “ligature response” training and who hold an in-date first aid certificate.

Since the Covid-19 lockdown, we have seen a surge in requests for anti ligature (ligature response) training. Our bespoke 4-hour face-to-face course will teach you ligature awareness training, introduce ligature risk assessments and how to use multiple different types of ligature cutters.

The course then moves on to cover modified basic life support first aid training for those involved in a ligature incident. This includes how to protect the cervical spine in the supine and recovery position, modified CPR for those who have ligated, the use of automatic/automated external defibrillators (AED).

Combined, these will mean that you can provide effective first aid until professional help can take over.

The course is aimed at those working in environments where incidents involving ligatures are a foreseeable risk. So if you’re ever faced with a ligature incident, the training will enable you to act safely and decisively.

Course syllabus includes:

  • Who is this course for?
  • Definitions, Facts & Figures.
  • Understanding Asphyxiation and Strangulation.
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the neck.
  • Signs and symptoms of ligature injuries.
  • Potential ligature materials and points.
  • Ligature risk assessment.
  • Ligature cutting tools, types & their use.
  • The correct method of ligature removal.
  • Practical: The cutting of a ligature using appropriate ligature cutting tools
  • Managing ligature incident involving a suspended, part suspended and un-suspended casualty.
  • How to recognise a casualty with a suspected spinal injury.
  • How to provide first aid to a casualty with a suspected spinal injury.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) first aid;
    • cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
    • use of an Automated/Automatic External Defibrillator (AED/Defib).
    • the recovery position.
  • The actions to be taken once an incident is complete including completing an incident report form.

Course Type:

  • Face-to-Face training (maximum of 12 learners to 1 instructor).
  • Note that this course cannot be delivered online – it’s a practical skill, so you need practical training.

Certificate:

  • You will receive a certificate following successful completion.

Course duration:

  • Around 4 hours;
  • includes a 15 minute coffee break.

Test:

  • You will undertake practical assessments through the course.
  • You are required to score 100% to achieve a pass.
  • During the practical observation you will be required to demonstrate how to act in an emergency situation. This includes;
    • dynamic risk assessment for ligature awareness,
    • being able to use the ligature cutting tools successfully,
    • being able to work on the floor providing CPR & using a defibrillator.

Pre-requisites:

  • Age: You must be over 18 years old to undertake the ligature removal training course due to the topics covered in the syllabus.
  • First Aid: You must hold a current, in-date first aid certificate (e.g. Emergency first aid at work, First aid at work, Outdoor first aid, etc)

Candidates:

  • All courses have a minimum (4) and maximum (12) number of candidates that we can take on a course.

Evacuation Sledge Training

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, (e.g. the building owner or employer) has to ensure that everyone (whether an employee or visitor) can be evacuated safely from the building during an emergency. Evacuation sledges are one way the ‘responsible person’ can comply with this legal requirement.

Course syllabus includes:

  • What is an evacuation sledge?
  • When would you use one?
  • Who would use one?
  • Legislation relating to evacuation sledges
  • Disability awareness & etiquette
  • Planning an evacuation
  • Evacuation strategies
  • Risks to evacuation sledge operators
  • The spine
  • Employers considerations
  • Moving, lifting & handling techniques
  • Avoiding injuries to the sledge operators
  • Team lifting
  • Evacuation sledge use (practical)
  • Assisting people into the evacuation sledge
  • Written test

Course Type:

  • Practical, face to face training.
  • Maximum of 12 candidates per course to ensure your safety in the stairwell.

Certificate:

  • Certificates will be issued at the discretion of the trainer depending on the level of competence and ability demonstrated during the course. (e.g. those who physically cannot control the decent of a loaded evacuation chair safely may be certified as an assistant rather than an operator).
  • Following successful completion of the course and assessments, you will receive the following course certificate issued by Training Acacdemy UK:
    • Evacuation Sledge Operator.

Course duration:

  • Typically between 4 – 4.5 hours.

Test:

  • Multiple-Choice Question paper:
    • You need to score 70% to achieve a pass.
  • Practical assessment:
    • You need to score 100% to achieve a pass.

Pre-requisites:

Personnel:

  • No prior experience is required for this course.
  • A reasonable level of physical fitness & strength is required to use the sledges safely.
  • Those with back or shoulder problems, mobility issues or of a nervous disposition will find this course challenging & we don’t recommend they undertake the course.
  • Please ensure that you wear flat shoes (not high-heels, etc) on the day of the course. 

Equipment:

  • We highly recommend that during courses run at your venue, we use your evacuation equipment where possible. This provides staff with hands-on knowledge of (and confidence in) the available equipment.
  • For insurance purposes, we will need a copy of the current maintenance certificate for any of your evacuation sledges that you’d like to use during your course. Maintenance certificates must be with us no later than one (1) week prior to the date of your course. Unless less than 12 months old, if your evacuation sledges haven’t been serviced in the last 11 months, we won’t be able use them during the course.
  • If you don’t have a sledge available for use, we can bring a popular model of evacuation sledge for use during the course. If you wish to use our evacuation sledge, please ensure that you advise us when arranging your course booking.

Candidates:

  • All scheduled/open courses have a minimum and maximum number of candidates that we can take on a course.
    • Minimum: We need a minimum of 3 candidates booked on an open/scheduled course for the course to run. 
    • Maximum: To ensure your safety at the top of the stairs, we can only take a maximum of 12 candidates per course.
  • Should you have more than 8 candidates for the course, please contact us to discuss holding a private course.

Evacuation Chair Operator and Assistant Course

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, (e.g. the building owner or employer) has to ensure that everyone (whether an employee or visitor) can be evacuated safely from the building during an emergency. Evacuation chairs are one way the ‘responsible person’ can comply with this legal requirement, making evacuation chair training a legal requirement.

 Course syllabus includes:

  • History behind evacuation chairs.
  • What is an evacuation chair?
  • Who would use one and when?
  • Legislation relating to evacuation chairs.
  • Disability awareness & etiquette
  • Planning an evacuation
  • Evacuation strategies
  • Risks to evacuation sledge operators
  • The spine
  • Employers considerations
  • Moving, lifting & handling techniques.
  • Postural issues to avoid injuries to the chair operator.
  • Evacuation Chair use (practical)
  • Assisting people into the evacuation evacuation chair and back.
  • Written test

Course Type:

  • Practical, face to face training.
  • Maximum of 12 candidates per course.

Certificate:

  • In most cases evacuation of people using typical evacuation chair is a two-person task, so having an assistant is a significant physical and psychological advantage for all involved, not least the evacuee!
  • For those who attend the course and whom, in our (or their) opinion, are not competent to be regarded as an evacuation chair operator, we offer the option for them to be certified as an evacuation chair assistant.
  • Certificates will be issued at the discretion of the trainer depending on the level of competence and ability demonstrated during the course. (e.g. those who physically cannot control the decent of a loaded evacuation chair safely may be certified as an assistant rather than an operator).
  • Following successful completion of the course and assessments, you will receive the following course certificate issued by Training Academy UK.

Course duration:

  • Typically between 4 – 4.5 hours.

Test:

  • Multiple-Choice Question paper:
  • You need to score 70% to achieve a pass.
  • Practical assessment:
  • You need to score 100% to achieve a pass.
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